The Couch Pooping Continues


I recently wrote about Puck pooping on the sofa in the Florida room and many of you wrote back with suggestions about putting things like plastic on it to discourage Puck from pooping there again. I didn’t have any plastic that I could spare but I decided to put the cat’s Turbo Scratcher on the spot where Puck was pooping.

I was hoping it was that spot or nothing but he just pooped on the other side of the couch. I then loaded up the couch with many of their toys.

Cats, sofa and toys

That worked, somewhat. The next day I found a pile of poop on the floor in front of the litter box. That’s not ideal but I prefer poop on our tile floor over poop on our couch.

Thursday was the day our cleaning woman comes and I think my wife was embarrassed about our “messy” sofa and insisted I take all the toys off of it. I did, and it lasted until Friday before I found poop it, so back the toys went. Since then I have cleaned poop off the floor about four times, including morning.  As I was writing this post, I took a short break and noticed a pile of poop on the ground. Since I scooped twenty minutes before, two of the litter boxes were clean but the one with poop in front of it had been used once.

Puck has never had an issue with the litter boxes before and I have no clue what could have changed with him but I hope I figure it out soon.

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28 thoughts on “The Couch Pooping Continues

  1. Mary McNeil

    Next time you are out & about get some plastic painter’s drop cloths – they are thin but usually big enough that they will cover the couch without being completely unfolded. And cheap. And maybe try the “litter Attract” type of products. Praying that you can get this resolved for your sake & Pucky’s ! (and naybe by now it isn’t just Pucky, as the others want to mark too.

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  2. Caren Gittleman

    I sure wish I had an answer….I know our Vet recommended a new book that is out for me, in reference to Cody’s constant chewing of all sorts of items, it is called “The Trainable Cat” by I believe John Bradshaw (and a woman whose name I can’t remember)…a few bloggers have reviewed it, I don’t have the book yet………I am thinking there might be a solution in that book? Or Amy Shojai’s Cat Facts…..I reviewed it, can’t remember if there is a chapter in there about pooping but I can look later today if you need me to. Also, there are so many who read your blog with way more experience with multiple cats than I have, hopefully someone can help!

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  3. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    It is an information that he doesn’t like? What a problem, cats are very difficult to understand. We had a cat, who showed that he doesn’t like of something by peeing on the wall. Not very nice.
    What has changed, think of it,
    Hope you figure it out soon, poop surprises makes nobody happy.

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  4. Summer

    Could it have something to do with Floki? It seems like this started happening more often again after he came to live with you guys. Sometimes adding a new cat to the family takes some rearranging and adding of feline “real estate,” and Puck seems like he is a bit on the insecure side. In any case, something happened in Puck’s world to make his start up with this again. What seems minor to humans can be a really, really big deal to cats.

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  5. onespoiledcat

    Those big sheets of plastic that painters put over furniture are CHEAP – I got a bunch of those at Walmart for very little $$$ when we were painting years ago…….they are thin but definitely will protect the couch AND let you actually SIT on it once in a while instead of sitting on a pile of toys!!!! Of course that doesn’t solve the “in front of the couch poop” issue……I don’t suppose Puck does not like the litter you use – NAAAA….couldn’t be THAT simple….but it’s a thought!

    Pam

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      1. angelswhisper2011

        Granny calls us creatures of habits and that is probably because it starts all over again. She says, the litter was just a distraction for a while and then it went all back to normal…except of the couch, that wasn’t normal. Somethings tells me that Puck doesn’t want it there. Try to tell him that you want the couch in there and why you want it and don’t forget to repeat it over and over again. Maybe you already have done that, but from experience we know that when you tell them what you want and how you want it, they finally listen and the problem might be solved *puts paws together* ….

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  6. The Island Cats

    I wish I had some suggestions for you, but others have already thought of what I would suggest. I think you tried putting a litter box right next to the couch and that didn’t make a difference, right? There’s got to be something about the couch that’s attracting Puck to do his business there. I hope you can figure it out. (Though honestly, you’re better off that it’s pooping and not peeing.) ~Island Cat Mom

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  7. Timmy Tomcat

    Poop is a bit different than Pee and they call this Middening. It generally happens when one cat gets to feeling insecure for one or several reasons. It can also be due to being uncomfortable when pooping. The kitty will go to poop and then OUCHIE… They give the litter box a hard look and you have a poop about. Our Brofur Buddy Budd does this in front of the one box and hits within a half inch of the same spot every time. Dad put a bit of rug in front of the box and keeps paper towels handy as Buddy has kept it up.
    If it is due to lack of confidence playing with the cat in front of the others may help build up the ego.
    Purrs

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